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UCL Enterprise 2nd Symposium - FLARRE - UCL Investigator Workshop

Dr Michael Dashwood

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 from 12:15 to 17:00 (BST)

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UCL Enterprise Symposium

FLARRE Consortium and the 3I Domain

The workshop is organised and hosted by the 3I Domain and the FLARRE Consortium and provides an opportunity to bring together PIs, PDRAs, Junior Investigators and PhD Students across UCL with interests in inflammation, tissue remodelling/scarring and fibrosis. The meeting aims to highlight the breadth and depth of innovative research in these areas, leading to the development of a UCL cluster of expertise and excellence in biomedical research, which can be further translated into commercial enterprise.

The workshop is organised into short, 10-minute presentations under four themes:

- Inflammation and Autoimmunity

- Controversies in Tissue Repair and Regeneration: Cell Interactions in Model Systems

- Tissue Remodelling and Fibrosis

- Current and Future Technologies and Partnership


All welcome to attend

For further information, please contact Millie Williams: millie.williams@ucl.ac.uk



Sandwich Lunch

 Wilkins Lower South Hall



 Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, South Cloisters, Wilkins Building



David Abraham and Michael Ehrenstein - UCL Enterprise and the 3I Domain

Session I:

12:40-1:35 pm

Inflammation and autoimmunity

Chairs: Arne Akbar and Michael Ehrenstein


Claudia Mauri

Immune regulatory functions of B cells in tissue injury


Alan Salama

Inflammation in the Kidney


Voon Ong

Cytokine-chemokine axis in scleroderma


Chris Scotton

Innate immunity in lung disease

Session II:

1:35-2:15 pm

Controversies in tissue repair and regeneration: Cell interactions in model systems

Chairs: Tessa Crompton and Jenny Morgan


Vivek Mudera

Engineering collagen nanofibrillar scaffolds using plastic compression


Vehid Salih

Engineering of vascularised hard tissues


Maryse Bailey

Fibroblast mechanosensitivity: Response to mechanical stress

2:15-2:40pm      Coffee Break - Wilkins Lower South Hall  

Session III

2:40-3:35 pm

Tissue remodelling and fibrosis

Chairs: Patricia Woo and Jill Norman


Lucie Clapp

Pulmonary arterial hypertension


Robin McAnulty

Myofibroblast activation and differentiation in lung fibrosis


Alan Holmes

Progenitor cell population in fibrosis


Carmen Fonseca

Genetics of fibrosis

Session IV

3:35-4.40 pm

Current and future technologies and partnership

Chairs: Massimo Pinzani and David Becker


Mike Hubank

Genomic technologies


Vineeth Rajkumar

Experimental in vivo imaging


Shane Minogue 

Cell and tissue based imaging


Alex Seifalian

Nanotechnology-based construction of tissue engineered constructs


Bill Lindsay

UCL Business

4:40 pm

5:00 pm

General Discussion

Close of Workshop


  Networking Reception - Wilkins Lower South Hall


Do you have questions about UCL Enterprise 2nd Symposium - FLARRE - UCL Investigator Workshop? Contact Dr Michael Dashwood

When & Where

Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, South Cloisters, Wilkins Building
Gower St
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 from 12:15 to 17:00 (BST)

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